How an illustrious family and interactions with Christians shaped the work of Samuel ben Meir.
Two Jews who drew on Sufism.
A medieval rabbi with “a love of language, dark humor, penchant for astrology, personal bitterness, and dour personality.”
Adrian von Bubenberg was here.
And evidence of the antiquity of Ashkenazi genetic disease.
The rise of a conspiracy theory.
A rare tale from the Cairo Genizah.
Rupture and reconstruction.
Destruction vs. redemption—and the remarkable survival of European Jewry.
Encrusted in shells but well preserved.
Hundreds of metal items, mostly horseshoe nails.
The truth about an economic niche.
Rashi’s reticence and eloquence.
Reenacting the first stirrings of our love of God.